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Undergraduate

BA TESOL and Education Studies

Our popular Education Studies degree, with a TESOL certificate – enabling you to teach English around the world.

Key information

Study mode

Full-time

Course length

3 years

Entry requirements

104 points

A Level grades: BCC

UCAS code

X304

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Course overview

Learn the skills to work with children and young people and make a difference to the next generation.

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) qualification enables you to teach English all over the planet.

As well as preparing for your career, you'll analyse and discuss major issues in education. In particular, the course covers innovative approaches to teaching and learning such as Forest Schools, digital teaching aids and next-gen experiential learning.

Six reasons to study TESOL and Education Studies at Hull

  1. 98% graduate employability rating*
  2. Route to PGCE for those with teaching ambitions
  3. Placements – links to 600 educational institutions
  4. Choose to spend a semester studying overseas
  5. 91% overall student satisfaction rating
  6. Learn about digital innovations in education

What you'll study

The course consists of 120 credits per year. Most modules are 20 credits, meaning you’ll study six modules each year. Some longer modules, such as a dissertation, are worth more (e.g. 40 credits). In these cases, you’ll study fewer modules - but the number of credits will always add up to 120.

First year modules

  • Compulsory

    Skills for Academic Success

    Studying, learning and assessment processes at university are different to those at school and college. This module helps you to develop these essential skills.

    An introduction to Educational Policy and Learning

    As an introduction to how policy shapes our learning and teaching, you'll have the chance to design your own education policy as Education Minister of a country.

    Introduction to Language Awareness

    You'll be exposed to a variety of structures and systems of the English language and you'll deconstruct and evaluate their nature and form.

    Learning Across the Lifespan

    Explore how different cultural, environmental and social contexts influence individual learning and development.

    Inclusion, Diversity and Rights

    This module introduces the key principles of inclusion, diversity and rights. It explores the historical context of and important milestones on the way to inclusion.

    English Language in its Global Context

    This module provides an insightful awareness to the dynamic roles, status and variation in this global common language from a worldwide perspective.

Second year modules

  • Compulsory

    Education Research Methods

    By exploring research methodology and methods, you'll gain skills in designing questionnaires, interviews, observations and analysing research reports.

    CertTESOL 1

    You'll cover core areas such as teacher language awareness, teaching approaches, lesson planning and classroom management, as well as gaining some teaching practice and experience.

    Language Pedagogy and Power

    What is education for? This module seeks answers in the context of worldwide English teaching. You’ll come to understand the relationship between language teaching and power.

    Work-Based Pedagogy in Practice

    Gain hands-on experience in the UK or overseas. Experiencing different cultures and employers develops confidence and supports early career choices.

Final year modules

  • Core

    CertTESOL 2

    The final stage of the CertTESOL qualification. You'll develop your skills with further teaching practice, learner analysis and materials design and development. 

    Issues in TESOL Assessment and Testing

    Explore the dynamic relationship between assessment and testing approaches in English language teaching around the world.

    Informal and Non Formal Education and Learning

    You'll evaluate a site of informal learning chosen by you and gain insight into the crucial -  yet often hidden - role informal and non-formal learning plays in society.

    Introduction to Second Language Acquisition

    You will explore the nature of second language acquisition, in particular how languages are learned and the various factors that can explain why some learners are more successful than others.

    Dissertation

    You will make an original contribution to research by designing, carrying out and writing up your own project on a topic you choose, supported by your dissertation supervisor.

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time’s divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

Overall workload

216 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

984 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

19%
81%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

192 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

408 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

600 hours

Placement Placement hours typically include time spent on a work placement, studying abroad, or field trips.

Indicative assessment proportions

19%
81%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Overall workload

168 hours

Scheduled study Scheduled hours typically include lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, and supervised laboratory and studio sessions.

1,032 hours

Independent study Independent study is the time outside your scheduled timetable, where you’ll be expected to study independently.

Indicative assessment proportions

5%
95%
  • Practical

    Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

  • Coursework

    Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

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Entry requirements

Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications 

Applicants should also have

  • GCSE English Language/Literature at Grade 4 or C or above

Alternative qualifications 

  • IB Diploma: 26 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: pass with merits in a minimum of 30 credits
  • CACHE L3 Extended Diploma: C

We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match the combinations shown above. Please contact the University’s Admissions Service for individual guidance.

Any offers made are conditional on the results of an enhanced DBS check.

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Fees and funding

Home / EU

£9,250 per year (subject to approval)*

International

£14,500 per year

*The amount you pay may increase each year, in line with inflation - but capped to the Retail Price Index (RPI).

UK and EU students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course, and UK students can take out a maintenance loan of up to £8,700 to cover living costs.

Substantial discounts are available for International students.  

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

Your tuition fees will cover most costs associated with your programme (including registration, tuition, supervision, assessment and examination).

There are some extra costs that you might have to pay, or choose to pay, depending on your programme of study and the decisions you make. The list below has some examples, and any extra costs will vary.

  • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the library, but you may want to buy your own copies
  • Optional field trips
  • Study abroad (including travel costs, accommodation, visas, immunisation)
  • Placement costs (including travel costs and accommodation)
  • Student visas (international students)
  • Laptop (you’ll have access to laptops and PC’s on campus, but you may want to buy your own)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Professional-body membership
  • Graduation (gown hire and photography)

Remember, you’ll still need to take into account your living costs. This could include accommodation, travel and food – to name just a few. 

Attainment
Scholarship

If you achieve

112 UCAS tariff points

from three A levels or equivalent, you could receive a reward of

£1,200

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An affordable city for students

From bills, to meals, to pints – you’ll find that your money goes a lot further in Hull.

Your future prospects

  • Teacher
  • Education administrator
  • Support worker
  • Manager
  • Researcher
  • Language teacher

Education Studies can lead to careers in teaching, educational administration, management and research within a wide range of educational settings.

Employment options following graduation are varied. TESOL and Education Studies can lead to careers in teaching in international schools, as well as those in the UK.

You can also take up a role in educational administration, management and research within a wide range of educational settings, as well as in training and caring organisations, charities, parents' advisory groups and learning support organisations.

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*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

†Overall satisfaction score in the education subject area (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)